A total eclipse of the Moon occurred on Tuesday 29 May, 1714 UT (18 May, 1714 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 07:04 UT. A dramatic total eclipse lasting 1 hour and 40 minutes plunged the full Moon into deep darkness, as it passed right through the centre of the Earth's umbral shadow. While the visual effect of a total eclipse is variable, the Moon may have been stained a deep orange or red colour at maximum eclipse. This was a great spectacle for everyone who saw it. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 43 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 5 hours and 46 minutes. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 43 minutes. The total eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 40 minutes. Maximum eclipse was at 07:04:53 UT.

Interactive Map

This map shows the visibility of the eclipse at maximum eclipse, when it was visible within the bright area on the map. Note that the map is approximate, and if you were near the edge of the area of visibility, the moon was very close to the horizon and may not have been practically visible.

You can use the zoom controls to zoom in and out, and pan to see areas of interest. The green marker in the centre shows where the Moon will be directly overhead at maximum eclipse.

Overview Map

This map sourced from NASA Goddard Space flight Center: GSFC Eclipse Web SiteGSFC Eclipse Web Site
The primary source of all the information on eclipses presented here at Hermit Eclipse. (NASA Goddard Space flight Center)
https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html
shows the visibility of the eclipse. (Click on it for the full-sized version.)

Eclipse Season and Saros Series

This eclipse season contains 3 eclipses:

This was the 41st eclipse in lunar Saros series 116.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, lunar Saros series 116, is linked to solar Saros series 123. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 07:04:53 on 29 May UT TDT Date/time (max) 07:05:03 on 29 May TDT
Saros Series 116 Number in Series 40
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.6582 Central Magnitiude 1.6468
Gamma -0.112 Path Width (km)
Delta T 0m10s Error ± 0m08s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h46m Partial Duration 3h43m
Total Duration 1h40m
Partial Rating Total Rating

Note that while all dates and times on this site (except where noted) are in UT, which is within a second of civil time, the dates and times shown in NASA's eclipse listingsGSFC Eclipse Web Site
The primary source of all the information on eclipses presented here at Hermit Eclipse. (NASA Goddard Space flight Center)
https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html
are in the TDT timescale.

Data last updated: 2015-06-21 22:11:46 UTC.